Enter into our Native Tree Scavenger Hunt throughout the entire month of October.
Get a handout at the circulation desk with examples of trees to look for and attach 4 different leaves (and yes! Needles are leaves, too!) from the trees you find, then return your sheet for a prize.
Examples of trees to look for:
Pine – Needles are long and come in clusters.
Fir – Needles are blunt and flat. Look for resin blisters on the trunk.
Spruce – Needles have fours sides and pointed tips.
Cedar – Needles look like scales. Look for peeling bark.
Maple – Broad leaves have five lobes.
Birch – Leaves are pointed like a triangle with a curved bottom. Look for the distinctive white bark.
Oak – Leaves have deep lobes. Look for acorns.
Aspen (poplar) – Leaves are rounded and heart-shaped with teeth around the edges.
Beech – Leaves are long, have coarse teeth, and straight margins.